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  • Becoming A Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst

    || 24-Sep-2015

    In previous crime scene training blogs, we covered the requirements for crime scene investigative certification and crime scene analyst certification in Florida. The next step, and perhaps the most important, is Senior Crime Scene Analyst Certification (CSCSA). Standards for the International Association for Identification’s (IAI) Crime Scene Certification in any position are high, but ...
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  • How to Attain a Crime Scene Analyst Certification in Florida

    || 14-Aug-2015

    In order to receive certification in crime scene analysis, an individual must have an extensive understanding of numerous topics regarding crime scenes. A certain level of intellect and technique is required for this career, which is why the industry has established qualifying factors that each individual is mandated to meet. In order to become a certified crime scene analyst in Florida, one must ...
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  • Instructor Focus: Marc Trahan

    || 16-Jul-2015

    Greetings! My name is Marc Trahan. I am an instructor with the CSI Academy. For the last 30 years I have worked as a Police Officer for the Gainesville Police Department in Gainesville, Florida. The last 24 of those years were spent as a sworn Crime Scene Investigator in the Forensic Crime Unit. I retire from the Gainesville Police Department at the end of October 2015. Off duty I’m an ...
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  • Students Complete Basic Bloodstain Analysis Course

    || 13-Jul-2015

    New alumni of the CSI Academy successfully completed 16 laboratory exercises for their certificates in Basic Bloodstain Pattern Analysis. Students spent the vast majority of time creating bloodstain patterns commonly found at violent crime events and learned how to reconstruct the possible cause using scientific principles. The next Basic Bloodstain Analysis course is scheduled for October 5-9, ...
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  • Introduction to CSI Class Solves the Case!

    || 11-May-2015

    Our latest class of CSI alumni has successfully solved the mock homicide and the "grand jury" has indicted the suspect! If you want to test your skills and learn some new ones, our next Intro to CSI class will be held from November 2-6, 2015. Call today --seats are filling fast!
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  • Instructor Focus: Amy Kinsey

    || 5-May-2015

    I first heard about the CSI Academy from Derek Schmidt, a fellow instructor and former coworker at the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office. The idea he presented to me sounded amazing. A place where we, as instructors, could bring the students to the crime scene instead of just reading about the topic in a book and viewing someone else’s photographs. Talk about the ultimate hands on ...
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  • Students from across the nation and as far away as the Cayman Islands will get their hands dirty and expand their crime scene knowledge starting this Monday, May 4. Preparations are well underway for this new group of alumni! The next Introduction to CSI class is scheduled for November 2-6, 2015 and it is filling up fast!
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  • University Of Florida Spring 2015 Crime Scene Laboratory Class

    || 17-Apr-2015

    Seven students from the University of Florida graduate program in Forensic Science completed the Crime Scene Laboratory course at the CSI Academy this week! 40 hours of lab work included scene searches and sketching, latent print development and recovery, trace evidence, anthropology/surface skeletal recovery procedures, bloodstain pattern analysis, DNA and shooting scene analysis. The course is a ...
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  • Put Away Your Protein Shake-Drink Ashes Instead!

    || 24-Mar-2015

    Put Away Your Protein Shake—Drink Ashes Instead! New research has shown that Roman Gladiators consumed a drink made of the ashes of plants in order to supplement their diet of grains and beans. It was thought that consuming the ashes would promote bone healing, which this research has initially proven true with high levels of strontium in the bones of an unearthed Gladiator from the 2 nd or ...
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  • CSI Academy to Offer a New Course This Fall!

    || 13-Mar-2015

    CSI Academy to Offer a New Course This Fall! The CSI Academy has been asked by FDIAI Region 3 Director Jon Wierzbowski to develop and present a one-day curriculum entitled “Examination, Documentation and Preservation of Bloodstain Patterns on Clothing” . This course will be taught on March 26, 2015 at the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in Bushnell, Florida. Call 813-315-3993 for ...
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  • The Lyon Sisters Update: Sex offender admits being with the girls on the day of their disappearance Sheila and Katherine Lyon disappeared from Wheaton Plaza Mall in 1975. The Montgomery County, Maryland sisters were last seen on March 25, 1975 while eating pizza during their Spring Break. Both sisters were seen talking to an unidentified male and were never seen again. For 40 years, police have ...
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  • Shooting Scene Investigations: 5 days/40 credit hours

    || 25-Jul-2014

    COMING SOON to The CSI Academy of Florida … A new course offering: Shooting Scene Investigations In this course, students will earn 40 credit hours over the course of 5 days. This course will introduce students to the techniques required to properly document evidence at a crime scene involving firearms. Students will learn about internal, external and terminal ballistics, related ...
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  • COMING SOON to The CSI Academy of Florida … A brand-new course offering: Alternate Light Source Applications. In this course, students will earn 24 credit hours over the course of 3 days. This course is designed to introduce students to the use of the visible light spectrum to enhance organic and inorganic substances that otherwise may be overlooked in a criminal investigation. Students ...
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